Republican leaders of the Michigan House of Representatives have removed Rep. Cynthia Johnson, D-Detroit, from her committee assignments in response to a video she posted Sunday on Facebook.
House Speaker Lee Chatfield, R-Levering, and Speaker-elect Jason Wentworth, R-Clare, issued a joint news release Wednesday stating Johnson made threats in the video.
Johnson, who is Black, has received a litany of death threats and racist messages after she tried to question Rudy Giuliani during a recent legislative committee hearing. She has posted several voicemails to her Facebook page, including some calling for her to be lynched.
At the end of a roughly three-minute video posted Tuesday evening to Facebook, Johnson referenced law enforcement tracking down someone who made a threat against her before issuing what she called a warning.
“So, this is just a warning to you Trumpers. Be careful. Walk lightly. We ain’t playing with you. Enough of the shenanigans. Enough is enough,” Johnson states in the video.
“And for those of you who are soldiers, you know how to do it. Do it right. Be in order. Make them pay. I love y’all.”
The last few seconds of the video have received considerable attention on social media, and were specifically cited in a press release Wednesday from the Michigan Republican Party. But in the same video, Johnson also calls on supporters to “hit ’em in their pocketbooks” and thanks people for “doing things right and in order.” Johnson did not immediately return a voicemail or email seeking comment.
Chatfield and Wentworth did not identify what they specifically deemed threatening from the video, and a spokesman did not immediately respond to questions seeking clarification.
“Threats to either Democrats or Republicans are unacceptable and un-American. They’re even more unbecoming of an elected official. Rep. Johnson has been removed from her committee assignments, and we are looking into further disciplinary action as the proper authorities conduct their own investigations,” Chatfield and Wentworth said in the joint statement.
“We have been consistent in our position on this — violence and intimidation is never appropriate in politics. We have said that about threats against Gov. Whitmer, Secretary (of State Jocelyn) Benson, Rep. Johnson herself, and others. That applies to threats made toward public officials, and it must also apply when the threats come from public officials. Behavior like this will not be tolerated this term or next.”
Chatfield and Wentworth did not say what authorities, if any, are investigating the statements made by Johnson or outline what additional discipline is possible.
At the start of the Tuesday Facebook video, Johnson thanks “everybody who is supporting our efforts, and when I say our efforts, I’m talking about doing things right and in order.”
“Don’t get upset with folks, and start cussing them out and all that. Don’t. It never works,” she states.
“Be smart. You don’t have to yell. You don’t have to curse anybody out. You don’t have to call people names. Hit their asses in the pocketbook. Hit ‘em in the pocketbook.”
In a second video posted Wednesday morning, Johnson elaborated on her message to “soldiers.”
“All you soldiers, soldiers of Christ. Soldiers against racism. Soldiers against misogyny. Soldiers against domestic violence and domestic terrorism. Soldiers: Rise, it’s time for you to rise,” Johnson said in a portion of the video.
In a press released Wednesday, Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox said Johnson was inciting violence with her “deranged Facebook rant” posted Tuesday.
“It was distressing to know that Representative Johnson received threats after last week’s hearing, however by issuing threats of violence of her own against the supporters of President Trump she has sunk to the same level as the unhinged individuals who threatened her,” Johnson said, calling on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan Democrats to denounce Johnson’s comments.
Representatives for Whitmer, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and House Minority Leader Christine Greig, D-Farmington Hills, did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
– Dave Boucher
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Just another example of just how Democrats are consumed with insane hatred toward anyone or anything that they disagree with or does not support their dishonorable, dishonest, unethical, immoral agendas. 👿
We are at war. The left hates us and would love to see us all in “re-education camps” (basically concentration camps). The problem is that our side loves and embraces the rule of law. We respect law and order, so the idea of going after our enemies outside of that framework is repugnant. However, we need to do exactly that! We should be targeting our enemies for absolute destruction, even at the cost of our lives or freedom. If we have ANY sense of self-preservation, this needs to happen!
IF a republican had said what she did, EVEN IF IT WAS JUST IN PRIVATE, that got leaked. HE would not just have lost his ‘committee assignments’, BUT HE LIKELY WOuld have been fired and/or arrested for INCITEMENT TO VIOLENCE..
SO WHY THE HELL is this turnip, not in hand Cuffs?!?!?!?
We will walk lightly like she suggests, and carry a big stick like Teddy Roosevelt suggested, and how he lived. Black skins are never the problems, just blackened hearts, and shaded minds educated without the moral ability to properly use knowledge, which just creates well educated socialist criminals of ill intent, too stupid to realize in an open outright race war, they would the social pickpocketing weeds would end up in the fire while the ripe American wheat gets gathered in and grown.
IF YOu note, most of the hate, IS FROM BLACK skinnned commucrats..
That’s exactly true, some people don’t want to see the truth.
Bring it you Fragment of Excrement … you’ll be the first… and I live in Michigan
Just walk about the once great city of Detroit, see the crumbling unkept once beautiful art deco train stations, the crumbling unkept once great architecture, the closed factories and you will see the empirical deteriorating regression in their self-proclaimed progressivism.
“You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. You cannot build character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and independence. You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.”,,,,,,,,looks like this one forgot more than just the part about racial hatred.
Maybe its time we just NUKED Detroit into rubble, and LEFT IT THAT WAY!
visually you’d never tell the difference.
Same here…. I live out in the Western suburbs of Detroit.. We’ve got all sorts of scoped deer rifles ready…
Its not a matter of if, its just WHEN, in regards to “are you going to have to use them”.
Rep. Cynthia Johnson, just remember, I am part of systemic racism according to you liberals, because I am white.
I with you backpacker!
– I’m old,
– I’m white,
– I’m man,
– I’m heterosexual,
– I work
Everything this trash Congress woman hates, Start with me (X)itch.
_ I am a constitutionalist
_ i am a conservative
_ i believe in law and order
And this is from the “tolerance” crowd. Apparently, like much of the left application is selective – selective for their goals and agenda.
OF course its selective. THE LEFT HAS BEEN proving that for donkey’s years.
Thank Chatfield for have the backbone to call out a (N)asty chip in congress. He’s skating on thin ice since she’s black, but she should be removed from office and placed in jail. PERIOD!
She should, at very least, be removed from office and lose all of the benefits that go with it.
SHE SHOULD be perp walked, to jail, FOR INCITEMENT to violence.
And who exactly was she meaning when she said
Was she on about ANTIFA and bLM? OR the US military?!?
So she is part of how Joe will bring us together as one big happy family.
THEY HAVE Never wanted to “Unify” us as one happy nation.. THEY HAVE ALWAYS wanted only one thing. TO DOMINATE US.
My my. The things people say.
She was inciting violence. If she makes further remarks like this, lock her up.
Why do you need more mouth from her. Lock her up now for terroristic threats.
IF a conservative person, can be arrested for “TERRORISTIC activity” for refusing to wear a mask, WHAT THIS POLITICAN said, should certainly qualify..
THAT IS IF the law ever got applied equally.. which we all know, unfortunately, it NEVER ever seems to be!
She needs punishment now, she said enough, more than enough. No more!
And we’ve been told that liberals are all about tolerance and healing the wounds that supposedly were made by four years of Trump. Yeah, right.
The only “Healing” they want, is for us to ALL KNEEL AT THEIR FEET!
It doesn’t matter whether she intends them to act violently or non-violently. That she calls them “soldiers” is all we need to hear.
Criminal tramp! Go to jail!
not jail… hell
“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.”
The voice of a true American and what Democrats used to be, rather than the enemies of liberty
Just in case it is an unfamiliar quote, it was said by President John F. Kennedy, a Democrat, who if he was alive and president today, the Democrat party, today, would be endlessly tormenting him, too,
because they have become a group of sick, twisted individuals who love nothing not even themselves but are driven by a lust for destruction from a burning hatred of all that is good, fueled by endless lies.
I remember a time in the past when it was impossible for America to lose from an election because both parties tried to present their very best in the defense of liberty.
So keep in mind, those alive today who love liberty and to assure its survival and success will oppose any foe, with the greatest enthusiasm and will not rest.
IT Was cause of statements like that, i feel the LEFT HAD HIM assassinated!
They couldn’t say what they deemed threatening from the post?? How about “Make them pay”? That alone seems threatening enough to this Trumpster. Had a conservative made the exact same statement, there would’ve been a riot in “protest”.
I love how she tries to backpedal and say what she meant was “soldiers of Christ”….. ya right.
More like soldiers of SATAN!
Black Democrats are a double whammy of hatred vs whites and Republicans. They are 100% in the dark about how black history and Democrats are negatively entwined. Ignorant and hate-filled – a toxic combination.
And… the video is gone the next day. Down the Memory Hole. By saying it violates their terms of service, YouTube can help us all pretend it never happened–and anyone who wants to cling to this Conspiracy Theory is on his own when it comes to producing “evidence”.
EVERY Conservative and patriot, needs to CEASE AND DECISTS using farcebook, twitter and youtube (and google itself), and SHIFT over to Parlor, Rightbook (the conservative version of farcebook), Bitchute, Vice, hooktube, or odysee…. LET all those commucrat ran sites, get DUSTED by the # of folks dumping their services..
Let Ms Johnson get on her broom and fly on down to my house to threaten me to my face. She may be unpleasantly surprised.
IF dems get their way, and its MORE AND MORE LOOKING Like they will, ONCE THEY HAVE DISARMED all of us, they will start doing just that, GETTING IN OUR FACES, as they cart us off to re-education camps.
What these Dem’s miss is that we won’t go down without a fight. We keep getting closer and closer to a bloody civil war, why else would they want to disarm anyone?
Good GOD! How did that thing get elected in the first place.
Take a stroll through her district… then you’d understand. The people living there are in pure abject poverty … from decades of Regressive Liberal Socialist Democrat rule. They are brain washed starting in the school system and driven home by the Lame Stream media that they are useless scum that can amount to anything unless the government gives to them. And the only way out is to destroy anything that advances in life to make everything equal… and she’s the one that will make it happen…just vote for her.
I am a diehard conservative, Constitutional Republic supporter. When I see the words ‘object poverty’, I don’t care what country, I feel for those who fit that description. It is not the adults I feel for, but the children. In this country it need not happen, except that if you notice the majority who fit this description, live under democrat control. The only answer the democrats offer is infanticide. Disagree with me if you wish, just please show me any positive thing the democrats have done to combat this.,
Let’s remove her from office, bring her up on charges for threatening peoples lives and then move on to Maxine Waters and the others who have done the same thing. If I said something like that, I would be in jail.